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Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins articulates the need to adhere to common-sense principles in feeding cats as carnivores in this insightful article, which she has very kindly given me permission to publish on this site. If you have an overweight cat or a cat that has been diagnosed with or is at high risk for diabetes, read what Dr. Hodgkins has to say. For more on feline obesity, please see my web page on that subject as well as the terrific page that Dr. Pierson has on her website. The best resource I know for getting educated about Feline Diabetes is Dr. Pierson's page here. Finally, be sure to have a look at Dr. Hodgkins' super-plucky book, published in 2007, Your Cat: Simple Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life. And if you'd like to see two key excerpts of that book translated into French? Good news: Susan Holt has provided exactly that; click here. Feline Diabetes and Obesity: The Preventable Epidemics (excerpted) © 2004 Elizabeth Hodgkins DVM, Esq. Today, the cat is the favorite house pet in the United States, at least if your definition of "favorite" is "most numerous." The cat has outnumbered the dog, the previously "most numerous" pet species, for a decade or more and this trend sho Continue reading >>

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  1. Anonymous

    Our cat was just diagnosed with feline diabetes. We love him and want to take good care of him, but some of the expenses are busting our budget -- $300 for insulin and another $50 for syringes! (But obviously they are necessary expenses.) I just purchased the cat food the vet prescribed, which is about $35 for a 6 lb. bag. Is there any cat food on the market that is meant for diabetic cats, is non-prescription, and is maybe not quite so pricey?

  2. Anonymous

    I think they say certain cheap wet foods are good for diabetic cats - Google it. Apparently dry food isn't great for them in general, though I do feed my cat the prescription dry.

  3. Anonymous

    You can also get a book or look at websites about how to make your own catfood, which is ultimately healthiest of all for the cat. You can make it in batches and freeze if you want.

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